Impressive from the outside and welcoming from within, Y Wern is an attractive stone holiday home ideally placed in the Welsh seaside town of Llanfairfechan on the North coast. Sleeping up to 8 guests, Y Wern is perfect for families large or small, with 4 bedrooms, a huge garden of 12 acres and lots of character throughout. The beach and pub are within walking distance and there are an abundance of outdoor adventures to enjoy locally in Snowdonia National Park.
This three-storey Victorian townhouse is perfect for families as there is loads of space for up to eight people to sleep in four beautiful bedrooms, many of which have views of Criccieth Castle. The beach is a minute's walk from the door, as are shops, tea rooms and cafes. Walk along the Wales Coast Path and spot dolphins frolicking in Cardigan Bay, and spend your days exploring Snowdonia National Park, the Llyn Peninsula, and favourite attractions that include Portmeirion and the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. Aeolian is an ideal holiday rental for families or friends and is available for self-catering holidays all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Stylish throughout, Castle Reach is a popular choice with families and friends and puts you right in the heart of the ancient town of Conwy in Wales. Just a short stroll from the harbour and quayside, you have everything on the doorstep including artisan shops, galleries and plenty of places to enjoy a meal out. Snowdonia's stunning national park is just waiting to satisfy outdoor enthusiasts, with wonderful beaches for those wanting to relax and recharge.
The Snowdonia National Park is home to Wales' highest peak, Mount Snowdon. A mile away from the base of the mountain, close to the picturesque village of Beddgelert, Plas Y Nant Lodge is a peaceful retreat for couples, but it can accommodate up to four guests plus a baby, thanks to a double sofa bed and a child's cot. Caernarfon Castle, the Isle of Anglesey, Llandudno, Porthmadog and Portmeirion are all within easy reach, giving visitors plenty of options of things to see and do.
A delightful conversion providing holiday accommodation of a high standard on the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and only five miles to the sandy beaches of Fairbourne and Barmouth in Snowdonia's stunning National Park. There is a hotel and RSPB nature reserve within walking distance of The Dairy Cottage and the area is great for outdoor enthusiasts.
A cosy cottage providing an ideal retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in the historic town of Blaenau Ffestiniog surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, bikers, outdoor adventurers and those who want to explore the national park and its many attractions.
Bryn Barcud Bach is an eco-friendly holiday cottage located in the small hamlet of Trofarth, three miles from the village of Eglwysbach, above the Conwy Valley. Dating back to the 17th century this charming cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic views across the forests and fields. Enjoy walking, biking and climbing in the Snowdonia National Park, lazy days on the beach, or simply while away the days with a quiet morning coffee, a peaceful read of a good book or evening glass of wine as you soak up the tranquil atmosphere in this beautiful corner of Wales. Sleeping two in one double bedroom, Bryn Barcud Bach is the perfect getaway for either a relaxing romantic retreat or for adventurous couples looking for an active self-catering break.
Sitting in a tranquil spot overlooking Cader Idris close to Dolgellau, this welcoming holiday home is perfect for those who enjoy mountain biking, walking, climbing or simply relaxing amongst stunning scenery. Glorious sandy beaches are within easy reach with an abundance of attractions for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Providing a warm welcome at any time of the year, The Granary is one of two self-catering cottages that enjoy an elevated position and stunning views over glorious North Wales scenery. Located six miles from the market town of Bala, guests can enjoy peace and tranquillity whilst being centrally located for exploring Snowdonia's stunning national park and many attractions. With 18 acres, a sauna, lake with log cabin, kayaks and rowing boat, this is the perfect country retreat for a relaxing holiday.
Tudor Cottage has lots of original charm and enjoys an elevated position that rewards with magnificent far-reaching views over the glorious unspoilt countryside of North Wales. A perfect rural holiday retreat where you can spend your days exploring the many attractions of the Snowdonia National Park or simply relax and unwind in this beautiful setting. Just six miles from the market town of Bala. Longer term lets are available if you want to ‘work away’.
Relaxed, comfy and great value for money, this large holiday house allows big groups of up to thirty to getaway and enjoy time together under one roof. There are thirteen bedrooms, a games room, cinema and even a bar! Set in four acres of grounds with the most amazing seas views, Ty Gwyn is a short walk from the pub, shop and beach below Llwyngwril village - guests can enjoy fabulous walking and mountain biking locally and great sunsets!
People talk about North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park as being "wild" and "rugged", and in certain parts, it is breathtakingly dramatic. However, there are areas which are peaceful and sheltered, like those around Dwygyfylchi where Warrandyte Cottage is. Just a few miles from historic Conwy and within walking distance of two pubs and a golf club, the Victorian quarryman's cottage has incredible views. Warrandyte Cottage has been skilfully refurbished to offer a very high standard of self catering holiday accommodation for up to five guests and is popular with families and couples who come to enjoy the fantastic activities on offer.
The views from 22 Tai Nantlle are spectacular. The cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends who cannot wait to explore Caernarfon's countryside and coast, as it is only 10 minutes from walks leading up Mount Snowdon and 15 minutes to the beautiful Caernarfon coastline. There aren't many places where you can go dolphin spotting one day and touch the clouds the next! The dog-friendly property sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms and provides comfortable, affordable self-catering at any time of the year.
Twll-y-Cae was initially an inn on an old drovers' route but is now a warm and welcoming holiday cottage where up to five people can stay in three very comfortable bedrooms. It is perfect for exploring the Snowdonia National Park, Llyn Peninsula and the stunning coastline around Criccieth and Porthmadog. Criccieth is on the mainline Cambrian Railway line to Birmingham making it easily accessible via public transport. Zip World, Port Meirion, the Snowdon Mountain Railway and other favourite attractions are well within reach for a fun day out. At the same time, there are beautiful walks and bike rides accessible as soon as you leave the cottage's peaceful flowering gardens.
Tucked away between the coast and the mountains, Ty Newydd is a comfortable self-catering holiday cottage close to the centre of Clynnog Fawr within walking distance of the beach, village shop and a short drive to the pub. There is space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms, with a layout that makes it suitable for couples, families and friends. The Llyn Peninsula and the Snowdonia National Park are nearby, as are Trefor, Caernarfon and Portmeirion.
Wavecrest is a spacious, stylish adults-only holiday cottage steps away from Llandudno's West Shore Beach. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with three bathrooms and is perfect for couples and friends who want to be within walking distance of this famous Victorian seaside resort's beach, cafes, bars, and shops. The views from the house and garden are fantastic, reaching across the beach towards Anglesey and Puffin Island. Snowdonia, National Trust Bodnant Gardens, Surf Snowdonia, and many other attractions are all within easy reach. Bookings are available all year round.
For those in the know, Llandudno has never been out of fashion. The stylish Victorian seaside resort has two beautiful beaches and excellent amenities, making it ideal for a family holiday by the coast in all seasons. Farsite is a spacious holiday cottage sleeping six people in three bedrooms. It's metres from West Shore's Blue Flag Beach and no more than a 10-minute stroll from North Shore and Llandudno's elegant Victorian pier. The cottage enjoys beautiful water and mountain views from indoors and the garden and is finished and furnished to a high standard.
Bwthyn Bach, or Little Cottage, is a romantic holiday home with sensational views of Moel y Gest and the southern Snowdonia mountains. The charming ground-floor cottage is only two miles from Criccieth and has excellent access to footpaths and cycling routes around the Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay and the national park. It has one bedroom for couples or solo visitors, with guests enjoying extras like an outdoor hot tub and a cosy log burner. Bwthyn Bach is dog-friendly and available for bookings all year round.
Glas y Dorlan is a wonderful stylish barn conversion in a gorgeous setting between the Llyn Peninsula and southern Snowdonia mountains. Criccieth and beaches are two miles away, while Porthmadog and Portmeirion are 10 and 15 minutes by car. There is fishing on-site and excellent access to footpaths, cycling routes and mountain bike trails. Caernarfon Castle, Zip World and Bounce Below are all within half an hour's drive. The cottage is dog friendly and sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. It is very popular with couples but also suits families and friends.
Families love Ty Mawr, not only for its spacious rooms and garden but also for the stunning views over the valley to the mountains of Snowdonia. The period self-catering farmhouse is two miles from Criccieth and within easy reach of the Snowdonia National Park, providing a wealth of ways to explore and enjoy this fantastic landscape. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and surfing are all readily accessible, and there is coarse and game fishing on site. The dog-friendly holiday rental sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, two of which are ensuite, and is available for bookings all year round.
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Breath-taking scenery provides the backdrop for a wide range of activities and sightseeing spots in this must-visit UK holiday destination. Snowdonia is home to many mountain ranges, though of course, no visit is complete without an attempt to scale the massive Snowdon, which stands at some 3,560 feet.
A haven for those who adore outdoor pursuits, Snowdonia provides some of the best outdoor activities in the UK. Climbers can enjoy the variety of routes available – some with quite a history behind them.
For those mountaineers who prefer to explore horizontally, there are an abundance of trails and paths all over the area. Hikers can also experience some historically notable landmarks, such as the Roman Steps to the south - remnants of a much-used mediaeval packhorse trail.
Those with a preference for some gentler walking can explore the stunning forest and valley routes, such as Gwydir Forest with some superb wildlife to be found. There are also sandy beaches along the coast, in fact almost 200 miles of beautiful coastline with stunning beaches – Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Harlech in particular, are well worth a visit.
Visitors to Snowdonia who prefer a more leisurely pace are spoilt for choice with the numerous historical buildings, railways and castles. Caenarfon Castle is a must-see for history-seekers.
With so much to do and see, it is easy to see why Snowdonia is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations. Find out more about sensational Snowdonia, read our guide about things to do in Snowdonia.